- Prunus cerasifera
or Prunus myrobolana (latin)
Area of origin:
Central Asia, Balkans. Adult Dimensions: Height up to 8 m (26,2'), width up to 10 m
(32,8'). Foliage: Deciduous. Soil Type: Rich, well drained. Hardiness: Hardy to - 32°C.. Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
The 5 petaled white flowers appear on the branches before the
leaves in March and April. The red-yellow edible fruits are
sweet. Bigger than cherries they measure 2-3cm (0.8-1.8") in diameter.
This tree is planted alone in parks and gardens or within a
mixed country hedge. It is also used as grafting stock for